Yangebup Family Centre wins two awards at Linkwest Conference for Inclusion and Sustainability


Yangebup Family Centre's Joanne McGillivray and Samantha Williams, with Linkwest patron Carmen Lawrence (centre).
Yangebup Family Centre's Joanne McGillivray and Samantha Williams, with Linkwest patron Carmen Lawrence (centre).

YANGEBUP Family Centre has been recognised for its hard work serving Yangebup and surrounding communities for 25 years.

The centre won the Inclusion Award and the Sustainability Award at the 2017 Linkwest Conference for Inclusion and Sustainability last month.

The Linkwest awards honour the work undertaken by Linkwest member centres and the positive difference they have made within their communities over the past two years.

Yangebup Family Centre’s manager Samantha Williams said it was wonderful to be recognised for the contributions the centre has made to the community.

“Our centre is an important part of our community and we are always looking at new ways to engage and support our members,” she said.

The centre, in partnership with the City of Cockburn, established the Women of the World program, a community support group for women who have moved to Perth from interstate and abroad.

The support group aims to create greater engagement with culturally and linguistically diverse members of the community.

“The Women of the World program has led to a range of successful events and programs, and as a result, many linkages and friendships have been formed and the confidence of participants has blossomed,” Ms Williams said.

Yangebup Family Centre’s treasurer Samara Jelinek was also a finalist for the 2017 Linkwest Volunteer of the Year award.

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